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  1. Xinjiang unrest was planned, says state media

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... protest, Xinhua compiled a list of what it said was hard evidence that the July 5 riots were premeditated. The lengthy article by the official news agency was also carried by yesterday's ... protest over the death of two Uygurs in ethnic clashes at a Guangdong factory. Things turned sour when police began a violent crackdown on the protesters, mostly university students. The Xinhua ...

  2. Urumqi bans public gatherings ahead of mourning for victims

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Uygur cities 1,500km from Urumqi. He said the riots were well planned. Some protesters had started to gather in People's Square at 6.30pm to draw attention, while others started smashing and looting on major roads and at a famous tourist attraction, the Grand Bazaar, half an hour later. Han took to the streets on Tuesday to protest at the government's inability to protect them ...

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    Japanese embassy issues alert over Diaoyu Islands protests

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Zhai, Fiona Tam, LOUISE HO, CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Safety advisories highlight rallies planned for weekend, as crowds continue to gather Japanese embassy issues alert over Diaoyu protests Protests demanding ... About 200 protesters held flags and banners in front of the embassy in Beijing reading, "Japanese thieves, give the Diaoyu Islands back to us," and calling for a boycott of Japanese ...

  4. Pledge to improve lives of Mongols after protests

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... region, especially those of ethnic Mongols, after recent protests had authorities scrambling to come up with ways to address rising ethnic tension. It was a 'major political task' ... It would speed up an earlier drive that was launched last month to consolidate the mining industry, the report said. The death of a herder under a coal truck, which triggered scattered protests ...

  5. The call of home

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chang Ping It was my first night in the United States. My landlord had yet to tidy up my room so I stayed in his study. Waking in the middle of the night, I took a random book from a shelf: Chinese in San Francisco. The first sentences in the foreword led ...

  6. Thousands protest over Urumqi syringe attacks

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Tens of thousands of Han Chinese protested in the Xinjiang capital Urumqi yesterday to demand the resignation of the region's top Communist Party boss for failing to protect their safety as reports of mysterious syringe attacks triggered fear among city residents. In the biggest rally since ethnic rioting in July, protesters waved home-made banners and shouted ...

  7. Asia views Iran street protests with unease

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... of the anti-government demonstrations in Tehran is cheering all the jeering. But that is far from the truth. Western observers tend to regard protest demonstrations as always a good thing- as a sign of healthy ... Not a word about the parallels to the Tiananmen protest of 1989 will be uttered, but very few will fail to make the connection. It's not just Chinese authorities that tend to harbour mixed ...

  8. Anti-Japanese protesters assail Beijing's gas pact

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Fifteen Chinese protesters demonstrated in front of the Japanese embassy in Beijing yesterday, venting their fury over the sinking of a Taiwanese fishing boat by a Japanese coastguard ship. A Sino-Japanese deal over oil and gas rights in the East China Sea also angered protesters in the capital and in Changsha, Hunan province, where more than 500 people demonstrated ...

  9. Protesters demand full apology outside consulate in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung More than 100 activists yesterday protested outside the Japanese consulate in Hong Kong to mark the 60th anniversary of victory over Japan in the second world war. Waving banners and chanting slogans, the protesters from several groups marched separately to the consulate in Exchange Square, Central, demanding the Japanese government give a full apology for war ...

  10. Opposition's resort to violence helps Assad

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gwynne Dyer As the Syrian opposition abandons non-violent protest for armed resistance, many people think this means President Bashar al-Assad and his Baathist regime are in even deeper ... protesters have a whole menu of actions they can take: mass demonstrations, strikes, sit-ins, stay-at-homes and much more. If they avoid violence, it is almost impossible for a dictator to unleash ...




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